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the majesty of our democracy. >> he also danced with a staff sergeant. the first lady wore jason wu. the events were scaled back, but the celebration was not. the highlight of the day came hours earlier just before noon the president hut his hand on bible -- put his hand on bibles owned by martin luther king and abraham lincoln. >> he spoke about eclusion, cooperation, and hope. >> as he was leaving the capitol steps, the president paused to take in the spec spectacle. he said i'll never see this again. >> in case you're wondering the 3 words that he uttered, gay, making history today by mentioning gays. as we went on throughout washington d.c., we had an opportunity to meet with a class that came here from oakland, 46 students who had -- many of them who had never been out of oakland in their lives getting the opportunity to witness history in -- when obama was sworn in today. >> for any eighth grader, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. a trip to washington d.c. to see the president imagurated. >> kind of like a wright of passage. >> at this school, it was practically unheard of.
and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in an inaugural speech, explicitly mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, the love we give one another must be equal, as well. >> reporter: he spoke about climate change, equal pay for women and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the thriving, hopeful immigrants who see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president paused during many of the day's special moments, seeming to take it all in, knowing this would be his last inauguration. some republicans thought president obama's speech was too
in that stunning red gown. >> beautiful red gown getting rave reviews. the designer is jason wu. this is what they call a three-peat. he did the gown at the 2009 inaugural. he will join us live exclusively in a few moments. >> we'll have more highlights from that historical day, including how president obama is using his inaugural address as a call to action for a second term. >>> also ahead, what do you think about co-workers who show up even though they are sick? >> i don't do it that often. >> it's actually a serious story. sometimes people don't have a choice. sometimes they aren't paid for their sick days, so they have to go to work or don't get paid. so we're talking about more efforts to make sick pay mandatory. >>> and rare interviews with prince harry in afghanistan that are getting a lot of attention. he talks rather candidly and openly about opening fire on the taliban. that much talked about trip to vegas and the duchess' pregnancy. we'll hear from the prince coming up. >>> also, scary video as you've seen. the high school wrestler taking his position on the mat when a huge spotli
. >> my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a dress designed by jason wu the first lady dazzled at the commander in chief's ball. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ >> reporter: where she took the first dance with her husband as jennifer hudson sang. early president obama told the ball goers why the day was remark remarkable. >> today we experience the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people. >> reporter: in his inaugural address he intends to operate more boldly in his second term. he put aside calls for bipartisanship and sent republicans a message, the election was an affirmation of his view of government. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> reporter: and as the white house and republicans prepare to debate ways to cut the deficit, he was adam ant. >> we reject t
. and the first lady, stunning in a ruby red jason wu gown. and like four years ago, the obamas turned to a who's who of popular performers. this is the hottest ticket in all of washington. we've got one. let's check out this party. from alicia keys, who put a presidential twist on her hit song. ♪ obama's on fire >> reporter: to other a-listers, like brad paisley and stevie wonder. ♪ very superstitious >> reporter: so what's the review on the first lady's dress? >> amazing. beautiful. >> reporter: this year, instead of ten balls, just two. in one room, more than 30,000 people dancing the night away, from sea to shining sea, of sequins. in another, the party went on military style, at the commander in chief's ball. >> you all dress up pretty nice. >> reporter: the glitz and glamour overnight capped off a full day of pomp and pageant -- pageantry, with kelly clarkson belting out patriotism on the capitol steps. later tweeting out this picture from backstage. meeting the woman who would cap the inauguration with this. ♪ of the brave the brave ♪ >> reporter: pretty powerful moment. and it w
designer from four years ago, jason wu. we're live in washington, back to you. >>> once again, the inaugural celebration is in full swing. this is a live picture of the commander in chief's ball. that is taking place inside the washington convention center. there are only two official inaugural balls and this is one of them and sounds like they are playing prince right now as we listen in. military members in dress uniforms celebrating from all five branches of service. the second is the public ball, which is being held downstairs from this ball. >>> ken and torrie are in the nation's capital where they found bay area residents at today's inaugural ceremony. >> when i have kids i'll tell them that i did experience something of this magnitude. >> according to one estimate, about a million people filled the national mall to see the president sworn in and hear his address. also in the crowd california state senate majority leader of san leandro. we asked her what her highlight was. >> for women to have equal wakes and a great job and the president made references to preserv
, michelle obama, of course. the person who designed her gown, jason wu, will be studio 57. and kevin mccarthy will be with us, we'll ask about the president's call to protect medicare and social security and how google proves employee perks are good for business. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. >> it seems simple, if your employees are happy, the company is happy. >> shouldn't every company have a nap room? >> i think so. we want one every morning. all right, thanks so much. remember, cbs this morning starts at 7:00. >>> well, take a look at this video from new zealand, it's an underwater volcano at white island, a popular tourist destination. steam and sediment have been spewing off a hot lake, activity increased over the past three weeks, and a full blown eruption is possible. pretty amazing pictures. a paragraph is -- a photographer is standing far away. >>> can you imagine a nap room? i don't think that would be good company policy. >> we would never wake up. >> exactly. we would never make the show. >>> big changes as w
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